Sponge Filter For 10 Gallon Tank

  1. BlissfulBetta

    BlissfulBetta Valued Member Member

    I currently have a baffled HOB filter on my 10 gallon betta tank. I've had to replace it several times, so I am looking to get a sponge filter. I saw a sponge filter for a 10 gallon tank on lifewithpetsgci.com. It looks great and is a great price. Sorry, I would put a link but I don't know how. Has anyone ever ordered that sponge filter?
    Can you guys please recommend sponge filters and include links please?
    Thank you!:)
  2. O

    OnTheFly Well Known Member Member

    I have about 10 of these in various sizes and like them a lot. The mini is a corner sponge filter that doesn't eat up a small tank. I have the size small in some 10Gs. A but intrusive to the decor in little tanks but does an excellent job.

  3. C

    ChiefBrody Valued Member Member

    $8 on ebay 2a0623b6d5f00d5f19182705639ec676.jpg 7074fce61d5d0013b83874df73a2cfc2.jpg

    The small ones were $4
  4. Noviceinwisconsin

    Noviceinwisconsin New Member Member

    Sponge filters are awesome! Best option for a 10g in my opinion.
  5. OP

    BlissfulBetta Valued Member Member

    Thank you! Sorry, I know this thread is a little old now, but I am finally getting g around to getting a sponge filter. You said you got the small, not the mini for a 10 gallon? It's not too big? It says the small is for tanks up to 40 gallons. Does the small leave much room for plants and decorations in a 10 gallon? :)

    Is this a good option too? :)
  6. D

    DonovanC98 New Member Member

    Yes they are great because depending on the one you get you can change the direction of the current.
  7. fishychachki

    fishychachki Valued Member Member

    I use locally made sponge filters that look very identical to the one in that link. Should be fine for 10g or smaller tanks. Anything bigger and I recommend thar you get a bigger sponge filter or have more than one filter installed.
  8. O

    OnTheFly Well Known Member Member

    I have used both the small and the mini in a 10G. Yes the small would be a little tricky to aquascape around. IMO the mini is only large enough for a very lightly stocked 10G tank. It would probably be fine for a couple bettas or guppies, or a typical nano stocking. Sponges are supplemental filters in many of my tanks.